While we’ve enjoyed plenty of cool sedans from Lexus, like the IS F and GS F, we’ve also missed out on some of the carmaker’s coolest JDM sedans, such as the Supra-powered Chaser, Cressida, and Crown. The latter is one of Toyota’s most successful nameplates, spanning 15 generations from 1955 to today. Think of it like Japan’s Toyota Avalon but with rear-wheel drive; it also received some shared V8 engines with Lexus in a few generations.
Through more than 65 years of production, Toyota offered the Crown as a four-door sedan, two-door coupe, wagon, and even a utility pickup, but the model was never offered in the US. This may soon change, as Toyota recently filed to protect the “Toyota Crown” name with the USPTO.